N-Hexane Neuropathy: A Syndrome Occurring as a Result of Industrial Exposure

Allan Herskowitz, Nobuyoshi Ishii, Herbert Schaumburg

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Abstract

In three adult cabinet finishers weakness and sensory loss developed as a result of prolonged and intense exposure to an industrial solvent. After leaving this employment, they improved. Analysis of the immediate environment and solvent revealed that each worker had an oral, respiratory and dermal contact with toxic levels of n-hexane. Adequate ventilation and direct contact precautions are essential in the future use of this common industrial solvent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-85
Number of pages4
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume285
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 8 1971

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